Q - Can I change my attorney and how often?
A - Yes.
As often as you like, without limit.
Must I always use the attorney referred to me in my welcome letter?
A - No. This
attorney either matches the criteria you asked for in your
initial application and/or is a general practitioner that can
usually assist you in completing your free simple will, as well
as consult with you on many different legal issues. You
may change your initially referred attorney for any reason, at
any time, and make use of as many attorneys in the network as
Q - How
close will my attorney be to my home or office?
A - In all cases we
will refer the member to an attorney for the appropriate law
specialty as close to their home or office as possible -
generally within 30 miles. It is well worth the trip if a member
can save thousands of dollars; however, a great deal of the
legal care required by members can be handled over the phone,
fax and/or by email. Items such as document review,
consultations and Free simple wills are perfect examples.
Q - Do
plan attorneys have to take my case?
A - No. A plan
attorney, after providing you with a free consultation, may
determine that your particular legal issue does not warrant any
further action. If you disagree with the plan attorney,
feel free to call Legal Club for another attorney referral for
another legal opinion. You may do this as often as you like.
In other cases, the law firm or attorney you were referred to
may simply be too busy to give your situation the proper
attention it deserves. If this happens, they have been
instructed to have you call Legal Club for a new referral.
Q - Can
plan attorney ask me for a retainer?
A - Yes they can.
Upon completion of a free consultation, you and your attorney
may decide to proceed with further legal action. This
could require a substantial amount of hours being spent on your
case by your plan attorney. If such a situation arises,
your plan attorney may ask for a retainer based on the estimated
number of hours he or she thinks the case will take. As a plan
member the retainer will be calculated using the rate of
$125.00 per hour,
or when appropriate, a
40% discount off their
usual and customary hourly rate.
What can't I use the plan for?
A - The services of
your attorney can not be used to adversely affect your employer,
the agent who sold you this program or Legal Club of America.
Q - Is
this plan insurance?
A - No. Our
plan is a Group Legal Service that is not insurance in any of
the 50 states.